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Forehand Cemetery
Canadian County, Oklahoma


Survey © 2002-07 by: C. M. Wright

FOREHAND CEMETERY

Located 4 miles west on State Highway 66 and 2 miles south on Gregory Road 
from Yukon, OK, the cemetery sits on the east side of the road. This cemetery 
has been vandalized through the years with many stones gone and only bases 
left with no identification.

Enumerated from north to south, front to back.

About the first one half of the cemetery, west to east has no visible stones, 
many sunken places, curbing, Daffodils and Flags adorn the front half.

The row before the marked stones have several native rocks for head and 
footstones., many flowers.

About row 7 or 8 begins the stones as follows: 
(b.=born/m=married/d=died/info=anything else/?? questionable/NONE=blank).

RUKES- Otis L.- b. 31/Dec/1886-d. 28/Apr/1966.
RUKES- Harry C.-b. 1879-1938.
HARRIS- Frances R.-b. 14/Jun/1874-d. 30/May/1901-info- Wife of A.J.
-aged 26yrs. 11mo. 16days- Blessed are those who die in the Lord.
?? Curbing for about 6 graves unknown, (broken up funeral home marker).

Next row:
BENDER- Mahalia W.-b. 10/Aug.1832-d. 31/Jul/1905-info-Wife of A.C. Bender-She Sleepeth.
GRABB- Elsie M.-b.1902-d. 1921-info- Wife of Z.W.Grabb- At Rest.
HOWARD-Clarence A.-b.24/Mar/1885-d.08/Dec/1907.
HOWARD- Delcia E.-b. 19/Apr/1862-d. 12/Mar/1898-info Wife of C.R. Howard.
ALLEN- Hillard B.-b.1912-d. 1917.

Next row:
MILLER-James Roy- b. 10/Oct/1903-d. 12/Jan/1904.
PATCH-Stephen-b. 07/Jul/1809-d. 17/Aug/1895.
PATCH- Infant son of  C.R.& Rosa Patch.
NEWTON- Infant son of Alma Newton.
NEWTON- Alma-b. 26/Sep/1863-d. 17/May/1897.
DEARDORFF-(Father) b.1855-d. 1928.
DEARDORFF-(Mother) b. 1852-d. 1911.
RILEY- Cynthia A.-b. 1820-d. 1894-info-Blessed are they who die in the Lord.

Next row:
HURST- Charles R.-b. 08/Sep/1899-d.05/Nov/1901-info-Son of F.&A. Hurst.
SMITH- Emmitt N.-d. 15/Apr/1894-info- aged 11 yrs. 11mo. 15days
-Tho lost to sight, to memory dear.

Next row:
??Base- no name, no top.
HURST-Thomas Newton-b. 08/Dec/1901-d. 21/Nov/1902-info- Son of Robert & Mattie Hurst.
MUIR- Ruby B. Harris-b. 1905-d. 1931.
MUIR- Infant son of Mr.&Mrs. Russell Muir-b. or d. 30/jun/1939?
MUIR- Harry W.-b.05/Aug/1892-d. 24/Mar/1912.

Next row:
STEEL-Harry-d. 26/Oct/1901-aged 5 yrs. 6mo. 27days-info- Asleep in Jesus.
Curbing for two children or infants reads: G.C.R.? 

Next row: 
DANA-Bessie Luella-b. 19/Nov/1911-d. 17/Jan/1913-info- 
Infant dau. of O.L. & I. Dana-Gone but not forgotten.
BROWN- Frances Pamelia-b. 1836-d. 1898.
BROWN- Charles Chamberlin- b. 1826-d. 1915-info- Co B, 140th IL INF. G.A.R.
?? Base no name, no top.
MASTERSON- Blanche-b. 1874-d. 1961.
LAWSON- Jessie A.-b. 1877-d. 1965.

Next row:
RADCLIFF-Alta L.-b. 12/Aug/1918-d. 29/Feb/1920.
RADCLIFF-Leota M. -b. 18/May1914-d. 10/Feb/1915.
RADCLIFF-Floyd F.-b. 02/Mar/1913-d. 09/May/1913.

Next row:
CASSEL-(Father) John E.-b. 12/Sep/1861-d. 02/Apr/1909.
CASSEL-(Mother) Mary-b. 30/Aug/1869-d. 25/Aug/1901-info
- A happy soul has winged its way, to one pure bright eternal day.
STAG- Ralph-d. 17/Jul/1897-age 2yrs. 2mo.2days-info- Son of H.&T.Conner Stag.
WALTHER- Eliza Von Asch-b. 1864-d. 1892-info-1890 Swiss Immigrant.
WALTHER-Friedrich Fritz-b. 1859-d. 1932-info-1884 Swiss Immigrant.

Next row:
?? Base only name unlegible.
?? Curbing for 6 people.
BELL- Bertha G.-b. 22/Jan/1875-d. 02/Jun/1895-info-Dau.of  Thos & Sarah Bell
- In my Fathers house are many mansions.
NORTHROP- Jesse M.- d. 09/Dec/1891 age 29days-info-Son of H.C.& L.V. Northrop.
BA?? (Baldwin?) Mollie Brace-b.? -d. Nov.??-info-stone face beaten beyond recognition.
BALDWIN-Joel A.-b. 12/Jan/1808-d. 09/Sep/1891-info- He shall rise again in the 
resurrection at the last day-John XI,24.

Next row:
WILLIAMS- S.B.- b. 1866-d. NONE.
WILLIAMS-Louisa-b. 1866-d. 1921-info-his wife.
??grave with curbing.
FINDLEY- Thomas J.- b. 10/Dec/1897-d. 16/Apr/1899-info
- Son of J.F.&D.B. Findley-Parents initials in question-deteriorated.
FINDLEY-Ruben E.-b. 28/Nov/1880-d. 25/Feb/1899-info
-Son of J.S.& A.E. Findley-Parents initials in question-deteriorated.
?? Sunk in graves-flowers/flags.

Next row:
KALOUS-Charley-b. 16/Dec/1892-d. 09/Sep/1911.
NESPOR- zAe-odyociva-Adela-dcera-J.a.M.-NAR. 25/Zari/1899-ZES. 
08/Cerce/1900-Sgi sladce-info- Not Czech but may be Polish or
Swiss?????
FYALA- Anna-b. 26/May/1836-d. 26/Jun/1895.
FYALA- John-b. 11/Aug/1833-d. 16/Sep/1892.

Next row:
BARNES- C.W. b. 1852-d.1916.
BARNES-Marion Jinnett-b. 12/Mar/1883-d.27/Nov/1892-info- "89 Pioneers".
BARNES- Earnest Vaughn- b. 04/Sep/1889-d. 07/Nov/1892.
BARNES- Bessie Winifred- b. 24/Jan/1882-d. 04/Nov/1892.

Next row:
NORCOM- Trimble-b. 02/Apr/1883-(Wilmington,NC)-d. 03/Jan/1891-(El Reno,OK).
NORCOM- Dr. H.S. b. 18/Dec/1829-(Edenton, NC)-d. 05/May/1895-(El Reno,OK).
SHORTHORN/BREEDER-info-stone is 1 foot long and 6 inches wide.
?? Base-nothing else.

Next row:
RUBES- Julia-b. 1868-d. 1941.
RUBES- Vaclav-b. 1853-d. 1936.

Next row:
FANNING- James K.- b. 16/Mar/1840-d. 24/Sep/1916-info- Company F-101 IL.
FRONK- Josef- NAR. 29/Unora/1832-ZEM. 15/Unora 1906-info- This at top of 
stone: Zile odpocica-a twisted quotation left to right with a period halfway 
up-Panu- zesnuly. After 1906 is v. stari-73 Rokull Mes-15Dni.-odopocivej
-twisted quote and period next to it half way up the line- pokoji.

FRONK-P.J.-NAR. 13/Dubna/1867-ZEM. 07/Runa/1909- info- This at top of 
stone: Lead Kindly Light- Zde odpocuav- Panu zesnula-Marie-
manzelka. At bottom: Odpociveju Pokoji. 
FRONK- Robert J.- NAR. 04/Cervna/1899-ZEM. 08/Dubua 1905-info- at top: 
Zde Odpocivej-v Panu-Zesnuly-Then Robert J next then Syn-Petra a Marie
- then Fronk then date. below 1905-v. stari- 5 Roliu10? Mes-4 Dui-Spi Slade.


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